-As Graduate Nurses Felicitate with him
Following the recent election of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), which took place during the 12th Delegates Conference on 6 February 2019, at the FCT, Abuja, Comrade (Nurse) Abdrafiu Alani Adeniji, was announced the winner of the NLC Vice Presidential position.
Adeniji, who is the President of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Mid-wives (NANNM), has got another feather to his cap as the NLC Vice President.
While several nurses and other healthcare groups have been celebrating his victorious emergence as a member of the healthcare team on the leadership of the NLC, the University Graduates of Nursing Science Association (UGONSA) [also known as ‘Graduate Nurses Association of Nigeria’ (GNAN) has congratulated the NANNM’s president, on his new position as the NLC vice president.
The graduate nurses’ congratulatory message reads in part:
“We felicitate with you being confident that your wealth of experience in the leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) will bring the much needed good fortune in the ‘Grand Labour centre’ at this auspicious moment that the labour movement in Nigeria is confronted with a lot of hard challenges!
“This great feat will remain a flowing source of motivation for upcoming nurses as it directly reinforces our age-long belief that the nurse has the capacity and competency to hold any public office.
“We therefore charge that you should gird up your loins and go the extra mile to get the job done against the most formidable, bearing in mind that the victory is not just yours but also that of the nursing profession that granted you your primary platform of union leadership.
“UGONSA believes that this is a stepping stone to greater opportunities and passionately urges that you make the most of this uncommon opportunity by working with utmost diligence and altruism such that your performance shall stand as a positive reference basis for strong advocacy to entrust nurses with more positions of authority in our national polity”.